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Richland County

30 Year Climate Normals (USC Columbia)
Max Temp. Mean Temp. Min Temp. Precip CDD HDD
1971-2000 78.0 F 66.2 F 54.3 F 47.14 Inches 2487 2044
1981-2010 78.0 F 66.7 F 55.5 F 46.3 Inches 2629 1988

Temperature Summary (1954-2016)


Highest Maximum: 113 F, June 29, 2012; USC Columbia
Lowest Minimum: -5 F, January 16, 1994; Cedar Creek 2 E

Precipitation Summary (1954-2016)


Highest Daily Rainfall: 8.35 Inches, October 4, 2015; Columbia Owens Downtown Airport
Annual Average Rainfall: 47.75 Inches; USC Columbia
Wettest Year: 74.49 Inches, 1959; USC Columbia
Driest Year: 27.14 Inches, 1933; Columbia
Highest Daily Snowfall: 12.50 Inches, February 10, 1973; USC Columbia

Severe Weather Events

Tornado
31 Tornadoes (1950-2016)
Tornado damage: $12.498 million
20 tornado related injuries
1 tornado related fatality

Thunderstorm Winds
427 Wind events (winds exceeding 50 knots or 58 miles per hour, 1955-2016)

Hail (>1.0 inch)
109 Hail events (1955-2016)

Lightning
14 Lightning events (1993-2016)
Lightning damage: $3.88 million
0 Lightning related fatalities

Flood
137 Flood Events (1993-2016)

Snow and Ice
13 Winter frozen precipitation events (1993-2016)

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